What We Do

The role of the Service and Advocacy committee is to:

  • Promote local service projects that improve women’s legal rights, health, education, economic status and end violence against women and enhance women’s self-esteem; and
  • Coordinate programs of Zonta International, and the club, at events and functions

 

which:

  • Raise the awareness of status of women’s issues.
  • Provide education and development to women.
  • Publicize and raise funds for local status of women projects and current international projects.

 

The Zonta Club of Melton has been involved in numerous projects locally, nationally and globally including:

  • Birthing Kits for Third World countries - Assembly days held at local secondary schools;
  • Breast Cushion making and distribution to local hospitals for women who have had surgery for breast cancer;
  • Care packages for women and children affected by family violence, distributed through Women’s Health West network;
  • Sponsorship of girls through “Bali School Kids” and “Endeavour Awards” for local VCE students;
  • Annual International Women’s Day Dinner – presenting high profile guest speakers;
  • Sponsorship of self-esteem programs for girls in local schools and youth groups;
  • Provide information workshops on issues such as women’s health, superannuation and retirement planning;
  • Community Knitting Project – making and distributing of blankets to aged care residents; and
  • Supporting local charity CCCM by funding the supply of sanitary products and initiating financial counselling services.

Donated Knee blankets

Birthing Kit 

Breast Cushion Working Bee